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  • there are things in this list that no longer exit in the computer like icq.com from when i checked icq 7.0  and a strange tmp file GLB4F30.tmp and every other software that might get stuck in there?

    thanks in advance.
    Monday, January 25, 2010 2:09 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Do you meant that there are some items that no longer exist in the computer are still showing on the list "Select which icons and notifications appear on the taskbar"?

    To remove the past Notification Icons from this list, follow these steps:

    1. Go to Start, type Regedit and hit Enter. This will take you to Registry Edit. tool
    2. navigate to the following key from the left sidebar:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

    3. Highlight TrayNotify, on the right panel, delete both IconStreams and PasteIconsStream.
    4. Press ctrl
    +shift + esc to open Task Manager.
    5. In Processes tab, right click explorer.exe process and choose end. Once done, go to File > Run, enter explorer.exe and hit Enter, this will start explorer.exe again.


    Thomas77
    • Marked as answer by aviramof Monday, January 25, 2010 1:39 PM
    Monday, January 25, 2010 7:17 AM

All replies

  • If you are talking about the notification area by where your time is displayed, then you can normally right click on most 3rd party apps in there and then go to 'exit'

    IF ICQ was uninstalled (or anything that was uninstalled on your PC) then it shouldn't be in the Notification area at all. Have you restarted your PC since you removed the programs?

    When you remove the programs, remove them from Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features

    To modify your startup - Go to Start > msconfig ('Search in Programs and folders') > Startup Tab

    Please clarify if you mean something different. Thanks.
    Monday, January 25, 2010 4:17 AM
  • Hello,

    Do you meant that there are some items that no longer exist in the computer are still showing on the list "Select which icons and notifications appear on the taskbar"?

    To remove the past Notification Icons from this list, follow these steps:

    1. Go to Start, type Regedit and hit Enter. This will take you to Registry Edit. tool
    2. navigate to the following key from the left sidebar:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

    3. Highlight TrayNotify, on the right panel, delete both IconStreams and PasteIconsStream.
    4. Press ctrl
    +shift + esc to open Task Manager.
    5. In Processes tab, right click explorer.exe process and choose end. Once done, go to File > Run, enter explorer.exe and hit Enter, this will start explorer.exe again.


    Thomas77
    • Marked as answer by aviramof Monday, January 25, 2010 1:39 PM
    Monday, January 25, 2010 7:17 AM
  • jpag4947 yes icq was uninstalled and yes i restarted the computer but but icq.exe and GLB4F30.tmp are still there they were not removed despite the fact that i did removed icq correctly via add remove or what ever you call it in windows 7 and there is no startup entry of icq. 

    Thomas_77 Users MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers Medalsi tried what you said and it worked so thank you very much for your help.
    Monday, January 25, 2010 1:28 PM